To All NEXUS (T&WM) Skilled Maintainer (Electrical/Mechanical) Grade Members
Our Ref: BR2/2/2
10th January 2020
SKILLED MAINTAINER RE-GRADE 4 TO 7 – NEXUS (TYNE & WEAR METRO)
Further to my letter dated the 5th December 2019 with regards to the above dispute and following the industrial action taken by our NEXUS Skilled Maintainer Electrical/Mechanical grade members on the 20th and 21st December 2019.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your colleagues for your show of solidarity and determination during the recent industrial action. The 24 hours of strike action was solidly supported by our members and the picket lines were well attended. I am also pleased to note the support shown by the North of Tyne Mayor who attended the picket line.
The union’s National Executive Committee commend our members for standing firm together in pursuit of a fair re-grade and rightful parity with your colleagues to recognise your skills and expertise.